Talk of the Sound uses a comment filter created by the guy who founded Drupal, the software we use to host the site. They had problems over the weekend and asked users to install an updated module which we have done. Comments should now be working.
Important notice for Drupal 5 Mollom users
Submitted by Dries on September 14, 2009 – 19:26
Earlier today, we fixed a significant bug in the Drupal 5 module for Mollom that was the likely root cause for some problems reported by several of our Drupal 5 Mollom users. In some cases, the list of available Mollom servers was not being reset correctly, leaving Mollom with an inaccurate list of servers to contact to validate CAPTCHA responses or to analyze comments. If you received some errors about Mollom servers being unreachable, or if you noticed spam getting through to your site, read on.
A bug fix release of the Drupal 5 was made available today: if you are using Drupal 5, you should upgrade to the latest Drupal 5 release available from http://drupal.org/project/mollom. As an interim fix until you have time to upgrade your Mollom module, you can force your server list to reset to a correct set of values by visiting the Mollom settings page (?q=admin/settings/mollom or admin/settings/mollom, depending on your Clean URLs setting).
Note that this bug only affected the Drupal 5 version of the Mollom module. The latest version of the Drupal 6 Mollom module does not have this bug, although if you are not running the latest version of the Drupal 6 Mollom module, we certainly encourage you to upgrade. As you can see on http://drupal.org/project/usage/mollom, too many people are still using outdated versions of the Mollom module for Drupal.
We apologize for this bug, and for any difficulties it caused any of your users. At Mollom, we’re committed to a seamless experience that keeps you from even thinking about spam on your site. While we may not be there yet, we’re fast working toward that goal.
Thank you for using Mollom, and please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions or concerns.